This book is a complete listing of all recognised mammal species in the world. The authors have trawled the literature extensively in order to include all newly described mammals, including many new bats and rodents. The result is the most up-to-date and fully researched list of the world's mammals, and the first list to cover 5,027 species. Unlike most previous books on the world's mammals, this new checklist gives English and scientific names for every species, as well as a brief summary of each species' range. This is an invaluable reference resource for the scientist, and a practical reference for mammal enthusiasts at all levels.